Japanese Print Description
Fukagawa Hachiman Shrine
Signed: Hiroshige ga
Series: (Meisho Edo Hyakkei) 100 Famous Views of Edo
The Hachiman Shrine (Shinto) located next to the Eitaiji Fudo Temple (Buddhist) was founded by a Buddhist priest in 1627 to “guard” the Buddhist Temple. We see here, not the shrine, but the massive Buddhist temple grounds (50 acres) in Fukagawa, near where the Sumida runs into Edo Bay (now Tokyo Bay). It was known for its garden pond, trees, birds, and even a miniature Fuji. The Buddhist temple and Shinto shrine were founded in 1627. It would become famous as the birthplace of professional sumo in 1684. By popular demand the grounds were opened to the public between March 21 – April 15 during which time both the cherry trees and azaleas that are shown here would bloom.
Very good impression, colors and condition.